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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Definition)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of the cancer. Good luck.

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How does early diagnosis help with cancer treatment?

How does early diagnosis help with cancer treatment?

Better prognosis: The idea is if we screen for a cancer and find it earlier then there is a greater chance it's found in earlier stages and cure rate is higher. Treatment of course varies and is different for the stage of cancer. As more and more people are surviving a type of cancer finding it early had a lot to do with those observations and studies. ...Read more

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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Find a national cancer institute comprehensive cancer center for treatment or a second opinion. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Get regular checks with your dermatologist
Yearly
Use SPF 30 sunblock
Daily
Stay out of sun from 10am to 2pm
Daily
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Are there other cancer treatment besides traditional medicine/quemotherapy?

Are there other cancer treatment besides traditional medicine/quemotherapy?

Forgive my frankness: If you have cancer, even a little basal cell carcinoma on your nose, it will eventually kill you, period, unless you have appropriate surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. The alternative medicine community ranges from people who offer labor-intensive comfort measures that can help to the most cynical, cruel, and dishonest charlatans who will play anyone for a fool. Please be careful. ...Read more

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How can one think positive when going through cancer treatment?

How can one think positive when going through cancer treatment?

Thinking positively: 1. Positive energy comes from being surrounded by positive people whether it is your spouse, kids, siblings, friends, parents or doctors and nurses.2. Go with the flow. 3 exercises like yoga, cardio, walking, zumba, aerobics are healthy. 4 give enough rest to your body and don't try to overdo things, avoid stress in life 5. Watch tv comedy shows 6. Watch cnn and avoid fox news. 7. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Staying active while on cancer treatment may reduce the amount of fatigue associated with therapy. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Is it fair to ask a grown child to take over your affairs during cancer treatment?

Is it fair to ask a grown child to take over your affairs during cancer treatment?

Depends: The extent of disease and treatment will determine if an adult child should manage your affairs during cancer rx. The decision will also be dependent on the adult child's capacity to perform the activity both fiscally and emotionally. ...Read more

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What are the best cancer treatment centers of america for end stage cancers?

What are the best cancer treatment centers of america for end stage cancers?

No information: No one Cancer Treatment Center of America has been shown "better" than another. Something important to remember is that these centers often try unproven treatments in the desperate hope of help. As a cancer surgeon, I have seen many people disappointed by the promises made and not kept at these Centers. Please do careful research at any Center you attend. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more

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